AN UNQUIET MIND: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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Mood-disorder specialist Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins) comes clean about her own mood disorder: manic-depression. Less bitter and defensive than Kate Millett (The Loony-Bin Trip, 1990) in writing of this illness, Jamison has one thing in common with her: the reluctance to take lithium, despite her knowledge as a professional that it would control her extremes of mood. Why the refusal? Because ... Read full review

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There are no words to describe at how Kay Redfield Jamison, describes her encounters and life battle with Manic-Depressive Illness. I myself being manic-depressive, I try to read the book "An Unquiet Mind" at least once a year. To remind myself that I'm not in this alone. Many of the pages are coated in highlighter yellow....and there are passages that I will never forget and even recite many of the lines in my head during random moments. I believe Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the most powerful women and it just goes to show you that no matter what life throws at you, you can always overcome it, even when it seems impossible! 

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